Tayler Seymour, a 26-year-old Texas high school teacher and dance coach, turned herself in to authorities this week after apparently carrying out an "improper relationship" with a female student.
In a Facebook statement, police say that Seymour, who had taught at Lockhart, Texas' Lockhart High School, admitted that she and a student had carried out an illicit relationship "that involved kissing" since this past summer.
As a consequence, Seymour has been charged with a second-degree felony for having an improper relationship between an educator and student. Police add that it doesn't appear, at this moment, that any other students were involved.
Seymour had been working within the school's district since March 2016.
She's been placed on leave, according to a statement from the Lockhart Independent School District.
"LISD received a complaint about Seymour and partnered with LPD to investigate it Monday," said that statement. "The district also reported the complaint to Child Protective Services. Ms. Seymour was placed on administrative leave, and the district notified parents and staff."
Furthermore the district's superintendent, Mark Estrada, sent out a letter to parents that a surprisingly high amount of our nation's education professionals seem to have to be sending to parents these days (or maybe I was just naive).
“The trust between a teacher and student is sacred, and we do not and will not tolerate any violation of that trust,” Estrada wrote. “The safety of our students is our number one priority, and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement during this ongoing investigation.”
Seymour has been booked in a local jail, with bond set at $50,000.